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Facilities Director

Job Title: B-BAY Events Coordinator (4722C), #22725
Job ID: 22725
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Department: Haas Core Programs
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Departmental Overview

The Haas School of Business develops innovative leaders—individuals who redefine how we do business. Berkeley-Haas, the second oldest business school in the United States, educates 2,200 students each year in six degree-granting programs, and hundreds more through executive education programs. A team of 300 staff members support these students, faculty and alumni through work in areas that include Admissions, Student Services, Career Management, Administration, and Development.

Berkeley-Haas offers opportunities to champion new ideas, collaborate across boundaries, and learn continually. Our culture is captured by Four Defining Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always and Beyond Yourself) that distinguish Berkeley-Haas as a place to learn—and a place to work.

The Haas School of Business is recruiting a Director of Facilities to strategically manage its 200,000 square foot complex. The Haas School, designed by the renowned architect Charles Moore, is a mini-campus of three connected buildings set around a central courtyard, with one more building—a six story classroom and event space—due to be completed within 24 months. The buildings were designed to create a sense of community by fostering business and educational interactions among students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


The Director of Facilities position is responsible for the management, long-range and strategic planning, organization, coordination, oversight and/or performance of multiple operational activities and services for all Haas buildings, including space planning, general maintenance, tracking of repair services, move planning and coordination, development of procedures, policies and communications related to infrastructure and safety.

  • Develops, enforces, reviews, and interprets space planning and allocation assignments for a large building or group of buildings. Sets strategic agenda for facilities management. Develops long-range plans, conceptual designs, and capital outlay requirements and documentation for UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
  • Works with the Campus occupancy and facilities building project planners, external construction & engineering firms & architects to coordinate the planning, design, and implementation of general and specialized facilities, new buildings, and modifications (general or specialty labs).
  • Ensures project requirements are defined, building management contract and contract changes are negotiated, operating budgets established and financial terms conditions of contracts are identified.
  • Develops long-term capital allocation budget and corresponding maintenance plans including timeline and cost estimates for updating and replacing physical structures, key systems, furniture, fixtures, equipment etc.
  • Monitors adherence to master plans, budgets and schedules.
  • Identifies problems and develops solutions, such as allocation of resources or changing project scope, including the management of campus provided services and resources.
  • Establishes and oversees health and safety standards as well as business continuity plans for Haas.
  • Selects, develops and evaluates staff.
  • Oversees the functioning of building systems including mechanical, fire/life safety, elevators and electrical systems and ensure these systems meet University and Campus standards.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong skills to facilitate and collaborate with various internal and external constituencies on long- and short-term facilities planning and management.
  • Proven vision, leadership, and strategic skills in prioritizing evolving needs with an ability to translate ideas and capabilities into effective initiatives.
  • Strong analytical, research and report preparation skills to meet regulatory and budgetary reporting requirements.
  • Broad knowledge in the areas of facilities management, mechanical and building engineering systems, space planning and allocation, business continuity planning, security, fire and safety and emergency preparedness.
  • Strong skills in management, regulatory compliance and operations planning.
  • Advanced people management and leadership skills, with proven ability to influence at all levels and to motivate staff and create a cohesive team. Excellent relationship building, collaboration and negotiation skills.
  • Strong skills in verbal and written communications.
  • Experience and knowledge to inspect construction in progress of general and specialty structures, read, sketch and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Ability to think "out of the box" and bring creative, non-standard, and innovative solutions to the table. Proven record of affecting strategic change and initiatives where prudent.


  • Four year degree in Facilities Management or Facilities Engineering related field; or 8 years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least five years' supervisory experience in facilities management with a concentration in construction/project management experience.
  • Experience in building facilities maintenance and engineering organizations.
  • Experience in Interfacing with architects, engineers, designers and government agencies as needed.

Salary & Benefits

Salary will commensurate with experience. Range up to $115,000/annually.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit the cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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